Horace B. Houston, Jr.

Horace Ben Houston

Full Name: Horace Ben Houston, Jr.
Date of birth: November 9, 1920
Date of death: May 29, 2004

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51-1 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-3 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-3 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 50-3 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) Party switch: Democratic Party from 1951-1957; elected as Republican in 1962. "Horace Houston Seeks Judgeship," 9/25/1968. Dallas Times Herald.
(2) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.
(3) Republican. 1964-1965 edition, pp. 532-533. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(4) 58th Legislature, Cumulative Supplement - shows Houston served 49th, 53rd, 54th, and 58th; House Journal shows 52nd-54th and 58th. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army Air Force, Major, World War II; Air Force Reserve. Description of military service as reconnaissance photo pilot. Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Horace Ben Houston Jr.: World War II Pilot, Lawyer Served Dallas in Legislature," 6/3/2004, p. 5B. Dallas Morning News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

58th R.S. - 1963
Military and Veterans' Affairs  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Saving Taxes  
State Affairs  
54th R.S. - 1955
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Highways and Roads  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
53rd R.S. - 1953
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs (Chair) 
52nd R.S. - 1951
Crime Investigating, Special  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs  

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